Passive macromodeling of high-speed package and interconnect modules characterized by measured/simulated data has generated immense interest during the recent years. This paper presents an efficient algorithm for transient simulation of interconnect networks characterized by measured/simulated data in the presence of other linear and nonlinear devices. A new set of linear constraints are proposed, which help in preserving the passivity of resulting macromodels. Examples are presented to demonstrate the validity and efficiency of the proposed algorithm.

Algebraic riccati equation, Circuit simulation, Hamiltonian matrix, High-speed interconnects, Measurements, Passive macromodels, S parameters, Tabulated data, Transient analysis, Transmission lines, Y parameters
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging
Department of Electronics

Saraswat, D. (Dharmendra), Achar, R, & Nakhla, M.S. (2004). A fast algorithm and practical considerations for passive macromodeling of measured/simulated data. IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, 27(1), 57–70. doi:10.1109/TADVP.2004.825477